Born and brought up in Scotland Amanda MacAndrew trained as a social worker in Dublin, travelled widely and subsequently read English at Oxford while being the sole proprietor of a mixed farm in Buckinghamshire. After the publication of her first three novels she taught creative writing and undertook several public and charity appointments. She has been married for forty-eight years and continues to farm in partnership with her son. She has three adult children and recently acquired a granddaughter. Cherished memories of a post war childhood on the Ayrshire coast inspired the writing of Promises to Keep.
Previous books by Amanda MacAndrew are Passing Places, Party Pieces and Bits of String.